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The Successful Women Podcast Show with Gill Donnell
34 minutes | Feb 22, 2022
S02 EP1: Inez Ribustello, Sommelier to Brewer - Life After Windows
Inez Ribustello, got her start in the world of food and wine after moving to New York City to pursue a career in cooking. She chose New York’s Institute of Culinary Education to jumpstart her new path, where she began to learn about wine. From there, she worked at Best Cellars, the groundbreaking, mid-priced wine store on Manhattan’s Upper East Side. Her wine career took a huge leap forward when she became an Assistant Cellar Master at the renowned World Trade Center restaurant Windows on the World. In a very short time, she was promoted to Beverage Director, putting her in the position as wine buyer for the largest grossing restaurant in North America. The terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001 impacted her both personally and professionally. Having lost friends, colleagues, and her job in the attacks, she had to face her future. Ultimately she returned to her hometown with her ﬁancé (now husband), Stephen. Together they opened their own restaurant, wine bar, and retail store called On the Square. The wine list at On the Square holds the prestigious Best of Award of Excellence from Wine Spectator. Inspired by Best Cellars, they created a user-friendly, non-intimidating wine list, which was well received by both customers and press in the Eastern North Carolina region. In 2009, Inez was 2nd runner-up in the Best Sommelier in America competition held in New York City. She is a member of the Alumni Hall of Fame for the Institute of Culinary Education and a graduate of the Court of Master Sommelier’s Advanced Exam. Inez’ next big venture was Tarboro Brewing Company, a microbrewery that started brewing in February of 2016. Almost a year later, she and her husband opened a satellite taproom serving tacos in the Rocky Mount Mills. Stephen and Inez have two 2 children that they absolutely adore. In September of 2021, Inez released her self-published memoir Life After Windows, a book she has been working on for the past 20 years.
27 minutes | Nov 17, 2021
S01 EP112: Alison Lumbatis - Founder of Get Your Pretty On and Outfit Formulas
Alison Lumbatis is a 7 figure entrepreneur, the founder of the Get Your Pretty On website and creator of Outfit Formulas - the #1 online capsule wardrobe building program in the world. She's served over 40,000 women through the Outfit Formulas program and has attracted an audience of millions to the GYPO web site. As a former engineer she knew there had to be an easier way to get dressed everyday so she created Outfit Formulas - a foolproof system to build your wardrobe and create outfits. An author and life coach, Alison is a thought leader in the personal style and confidence arenas. She's been featured in Forbes, Business Insider, Redbook, Life & Style Magazine and on Good Morning Texas. Her book 'The Ultimate Book of Outfit Formulas' is available - https://outfitformulasbook.com/ as well as on Amazon www.getyourprettyon.com www.outfitformulas.com Connect with Alison on LinkedIn Facebook and Twitter If you have enjoyed this episode - give us a 5 Star Review and Subscribe! This will be the last episode in the current series. We will be starting Series 2 of the Show in 2022 talking to women who have reinvented themselves; something Gill has done a number of times! See you in 2022.
21 minutes | Sep 13, 2021
111: Kristin Burke, Goal Development Coach
Today's guest is Goal Development Coach Kristin Burke - She launched her practice with over a decade of experience coaching and developing hundreds of financial advisors for a FORTUNE 200 firm. Kristin designed her coaching platform around the elements necessary to achieve breakout performances. Her clients excel with goal clarity, grow their confidence and consistently pursue progress in the direction of their goals. In this interview, she share's her story and offers tips to help achieve great performance. Find Kristin online: Instagram - @meetkristinburke Linkedin - https://www.linkedin.com/in/burkekristin/ Website - https://kristinburke.com/ Email - firstname.lastname@example.org Subscribe to the show and don't miss an episode, we would love a 5 Star review too x
24 minutes | Jun 23, 2021
110: Michelle Seiler Tucker, Author of Exit Rich®
Michelle Seiler Tucker is the Founder and CEO of Seiler Tucker Incorporated. She owns numerous businesses in several different industries. As a 20-year veteran in the Mergers & Acquisitions industry, she is regarded as the leading authority on buying, selling, fixing, and growing businesses. She and her firm have sold over a thousand businesses in almost every vertical and have a remarkable track record of success. She is the Best-Selling Author of the book “Sell Your Business for more than It’s Worth” and has been featured in INC, Forbes, Entrepreneur Magazine, and USA Magazine, Michelle is an international keynote speaker and makes regular radio and TV appearances on Fox Business News and CNBC. In this interview she talks about her new book out this week - “Exit Rich®.” Head over to https://exitrichbook.com/ to get immediate access to the amazing bonuses that Michelle shares in the interview, by Saturday 26th June 2021. Connect with Michelle on LinkedIn and visit her website here
29 minutes | Jun 7, 2021
109: Tracey Howes of Blue Mind Social
Tracey Howes is a RAID Freediver and Oxygen Advantage Instructor based in the UK. Having grown up near the sea in South Africa, she has always been a supporter of ocean activities that encourage health and wellbeing. Freediving is a form of underwater diving that relies on breath-holding until resurfacing rather than the use of breathing apparatus. Tracey has competed in the UK British Freediving Association Pool Championships and is a member of AIDA, the worldwide rule and record-keeping body for competitive breath-holding events. The powerful breathing techniques she’s learned in her freedive practice prevent anxiety and stress negatively influencing thought processes and performance. This training inspired Tracey to expand her knowledge of functional breathing and enable her to teach others how to breathe efficiently and maximise their physical and mental health. By incorporating functional breathwork techniques into daily practice and training programmes, Tracey’s clients have transformed their breathing habits whether they are training for a marathon or open-water swimming and improved how they manage stress, anxiety and sleep. Clients with sports-induced asthma have seen positive results by implementing gentle breathwork exercises. Tracey has a particular interest in female breathing which differs to male breathing with new scientific evidence supporting this. Tracey is determined to share ‘breathing re-education’ and practical exercises which we can apply in our day-to-day activities with meaningful, measurable and long-lasting results. Find out more about Tracey and connect here: https://www.instagram.com/traceymayhowes/ https://www.linkedin.com/in/traceyhowes/ Book a discovery call : https://bluemindsocial.as.me/DiscoveryCall We hope you enjoyed this episode, do give us a 5 star review and share the podcast with all the amazing women you know. Check out Gill's website - https://www.gilldonnell.com/
28 minutes | May 24, 2021
108: Susan Stutzel - Mindset and Productivity Coach
This episode's guest is Susan Stutzel. She is passionate about freeing professional women from self-sabotaging goals and helping them build a life of purpose and balance. As a Mindset and Productivity Coach, she helps her clients ditch overwhelm by finding their voice through the process of rebuilding habits and expectations, so they can feel successful- both professionally and at home. Connect with her - LinkedIn and Facebook Her website is - www.sstutzelcoaching.com If you are enjoying the show, do follow us and give us a 5 star review! Check out Gill's website https://www.gilldonnell.com/ Her book on How to be a Successful Working Mum without the Guilt is available on Amazon Email Gill - email@example.com
34 minutes | May 10, 2021
107: Shari Medini- co-author of Parenting while Working from Home.
Today's guest is Shari Medini, who together with Karissa Tunis is one of the co-authors of Parenting while Working from Home: A Monthly Guide to Help Parents Balance Their Careers, Connect with Their Kids, and Establish Their Inner Strength. They are also the co-owners of the popular parenting website, AdoreThemParenting.com. With six kids between them and over a decade of work from home experience, they love sharing strategies that help fellow parents minimise the overwhelm while trying to juggle it all. Get the book here - https://adorethemparenting.com/book/ If you would love to network with the Successful Women in Business Network, join us at one of our meetings- https://swibtribe.com/events Check out my website https://www.gilldonnell.com/ Please do give us a review on your podcast app of choice! Email me at firstname.lastname@example.org
24 minutes | Apr 21, 2021
106: Trisha Lewis, Author of the Mystery of the Squashed Self
Trisha Lewis is an actor, author and communication coach - and - an 'Unsquasher'! She helps business owners release themselves and their business from the cage of 'shoulds', 'labels' and 'self-doubt' - and get excited about sharing their message on and off line. Her book 'The Mystery of the Squashed Self' is now available on Amazon here Visit Trisha's website Follow her on YouTube Instagram and LinkedIn Listen to Trisha interviewing Gill on Trisha's Podcast Show here Gill interviewed Trisha back in 2016, find them on Episode 17 If you haven't already done so, do subscribe to the show and we would love a rating or review!
28 minutes | Apr 11, 2021
105: Emma Lucy Wall
Emma Lucy Wall is a business coach and mentor. She specialises in supporting wise women who are creating caring, heart-centred businesses in mid-life. Emma’s particular area of expertise is in helping these incredibly loving and generous women to break through their blocks and limiting beliefs around money. Thus enabling them to charge prices for their services which reflect their true value. While she is kind and compassionate, Emma gently pushes her clients along to step into the best and most powerful version of themselves. She offers her coaching one-to-one and in a group setting. You can reach out to Emma by email email@example.com Book a discovery call here Emma's new website is emmalucywall.com She is launching a Heal Your Money Wounds course on Monday 12th April 2021, which will be supported by live Q&As every Tuesday for eight weeks. This is available at the bobby bargain price of £169. It will never be so low again, nor as well supported here's the link: https://healingmoney.kartra.com/page/healyourmoneywounds She is finding her happy space on YouTube, as well as Facebook and Instagram Checkout the #swibtribe at swibtribe.com My website is here I would love you to subscribe to the show and leave a review or rating. Thank you Gill x
21 minutes | Mar 31, 2021
104: Verna Haywood - the 'Original Spice Girl'
Verna Haywood of La Vie Heath & Wellness, is the self-styled original Spice Girl having been born on the Spice Island of Grenada in the Caribbean! In the show, she talks about how her faith helped her overcome the challenges of being abused as both a child and adult and allowed her to build a positive life, one where she can now guide others on an holistic journey into wellness. Find out more via her website - https://www.lavierefresh.co.uk/ Connect with her on LinkedIn. Facebook and Instagram Thanks so much for listening to the show, please do subscribe so you don't miss an episode and a 5 star review would of course be fabulous! Here is the link to join our online Successful Women in Business Network Online meetings Finally hop over to my website to see what else is going on! Have a great day!
23 minutes | Mar 25, 2021
103: Neena Saith, Pranic Healer
Gill is joined by Neena Saith, a Pranic Healing therapist, helping people to overcome physical and emotional health conditions using the amazing power of energy. Neena discovered Pranic Healing during her corporate career in Catastrophe Risk Management with the aim of finding ways to manage her own stress and energy levels that became prominent after having her first child. Suffering with very painful shoulders and neck for over two years and having tried many other therapies, Neena decided to learn about Pranic Healing in order to self heal. Blown away by what she learnt, she continued to study the teachings and learn about energy in a greater depth. She now takes great joy in helping others improve their health and wellbeing. She works with people in person in Hampshire in the UK as well as on Zoom. You will find Neena on social media @neenapranichealing and www.neenapranichealing.com Make sure you don't miss any new episodes of the show - click subscribe on your podcast platform of choice! If you love what we do, please give us a 5 star rating on your podcast platform of choice!
29 minutes | Mar 11, 2021
102: Paola Royal
Paola Royal is mother to a 20 year old boy called Fynn. She lives in Devon with her husband dog and cat. Paola loves the outdoors to reconnect with nature. She has over 30 years of medical and psychological experience working as a Physiotherapist, studied energy psychology, Nutritional Therapy, and works as a Mindset Mentor, Her passion is to improve our health and well - being through raising our awareness about how we psychologically work and the impact a healthy diet can have on our physical well being. She created a 6 month programme where she holds her clients' hands on their way to improved health and well- being. She is also in the process of writing a book which will be published some time this year Find Paola at www.HealthyLivingwithPaolaRoyal.co.uk Facebook LinkedIn Twitter Instagram Thanks for listening to the Podcast - we would love you to subscribe (if you are not already a friend) and leave a (hopefully lovely)review ! The discount code for our Confidence and Self Esteem course during March is IWD21 Check out the course here Find more goodies on the website gilldonnell.com
31 minutes | Feb 19, 2021
101: Rachel Mason
Rachel Mason is the founder and CEO of Our Remedy, an award-winning wellness brand offering sustainably packaged natural remedies for sleep, periods and anxiety. The range is totally vegan and eco-friendly, using soy inks, biodegradable shipping bags and recycled card boxes. Led by a team of women, the brand hopes to provide support and hope for women experiencing debilitating symptoms associated with their menstrual cycle and beyond. Here, Rachel shares the story of the brand's conception and its subsequent success, as well as more of her business and healthy journey. Connect with Rachel : Instagram LinkedIn Read her advice and check out everything on the website - ourremedy.co.uk We would love a review of the show, if you would like to share your thoughts about our interviews on your podcast platform of choice! Check out what Gill is up to on our website gilldonnell.com
31 minutes | Feb 12, 2021
100: Shanna Truffini, Founder You Are A Gardener®️
Shanna Truffini is our 100th guest on the show. When her daughter Anna was only 7 years old, she was diagnosed with 'anticipatory anxiety'. In her effort to help her daughter, she tried everything from therapy to homeopathic remedies, but she still could not get to the root of her daughter's emotions. It wasn't until one day a friend of hers compared stress and anxiety to 'watering your weeds'. This is when she realised that Anna was 'watering her weeds' instead of 'watering her flowers', focusing on the negative feelings and thoughts instead of the positive. This is how the You Are a Gardener® seeds were planted. Creating a new narrative and tools for her family to talk about their feelings and emotions, opened the lines of communication and gradually Anna was able to spend more time 'pulling her weeds' to make more room for her flowers". What started out as a book for her family has now flourished into an entire platform dedicated to helping families and educators encourage the social and emotional well-being of young children. "Plant your seeds, pull your weeds and enjoy the flowers along the way. You are a gardener. " Since You Are a Gardener® was published in 2017, several new social and emotional learning (SEL) programs have since blossomed to empower kids, families and educators with tools so their gardens can grow healthy and strong! Check out Shanna's resources: Hello Gardeners® & Camp Hello Gardeners® Video Series The #PullYourWeeds® Blog Virtual Workshops For Students Ages 4-11 Social & Emotional Learning (SEL) Programs For Educators Grades K-5 www.youareagardener.com @youareagardener | #PullYourWeeds Join the Successful Women Members Club, Find your Tribe and increase your personal and professional confidence
24 minutes | Feb 5, 2021
099: Viv Allen, Success Coach
This week's guest is Viv Allen, Success + Business Performance Coach, podcaster, speaker, founder. Her mission is to inspire and nurture, so that people can have a beautifully balanced, joy filled life and a prosperous business. With over a decade as a psychotherapist and 2 decades in business Viv combines these skills with her passion for True Growth, helping entrepreneurs to balance their passions and profits so that they can create a business and lifestyle that they love. In 2017 Viv also founded a local charity DorPIP to help families flourish during the first 1001 days of their babies life. With two adult children, Viv now lives by the beach on the beautiful south coast of UK where you will find her on, in or near the water every single day. Viv shares her inspiration for starting an online business, how she overcame personal mindset blocks to succeed and how she is now helping business owners to change their mindset and allow money to light up their life. Viv revels what truly makes her happy and how this helps all areas of her life She discuses the joy in helping others to find their winning formula. Hear how doing the inner work is the key to combating imposter syndrome. Contact Viv: www.vivallen.com LinkedIn Facebook Instagram You can find Gill and the SWIB Tribe here Join her in the Successful Women Members Cub Our latest course on Building Your Confidence and Self-Esteem is available online here
24 minutes | Feb 1, 2021
098: Erin Thomas Wong
Erin is the Founder of The Mumpreneur Collective. She's a Mentor, Speaker, Author and Champion for Mums in Business. Over the past 12 years she's founded 5 small businesses whilst raising her two boys. She's helped over 3,000 women to grow their businesses through her Facebook groups, Cocoon membership, live events, 1:1 Mentoring and her book (available via Amazon) Mumpreneur Evolution: On our terms. Contact Erin - firstname.lastname@example.org www.mumpreneurcollective.com Here's her Facebook Group Thanks for listening to this podcast, do subscribe and send us a review. For all things Successful Women , head over to our website You can also find Gill's book 'Celebr8 Success- How to be a successful working mum without the guilt' on Amazon
21 minutes | Jan 21, 2021
097: Jean Drew
Jean’s first career was in the world of telecoms. Although she loved it, she was constantly stressed, feeling like she had no control over her life and increasingly no work-life balance. When a family issue forced her to take time out she started to think “maybe there’s a better way to have a good income AND a good work-life balance”. That was 23 years ago. Then she decided to start her own business. After 7 months of working on it very very part-time, she was able to leave the corporate world. Since then she has grown an international business, in over 30 countries, working from home. She has helped many many people to do the same so that they too can take control of their lives, whether that’s by simply earning some extra income, or developing a whole new career. Now she chooses when and how much she works. Visit Jean's website - https://lifechoicesglobal.com/ Connect via - Facebook Catch up with SWIBTribe news - https://swibtribe.com/ Sign up for our free guide The A-Z on Banishing the Impostor Syndrome Do subscribe, so you don't miss any episodes.
33 minutes | Jan 18, 2021
096: Alison Edgar MBE
Today’s guest is a good friend of the Successful Women in Business Network or SWIBTribe, Alison Edgar MBE. Alison hosted our International Women's Day conference in March 2020 – and this recording was made when she was the guest speaker at our last network meeting of that year. Alison set up her own business to work with entrepreneurs, start-ups and teams, after leaving the world of blue-chip sales. According to Forbes magazine "90% of start-up businesses fail", Alison made it her mission to flip this statistic on its head and give every business a fighting chance. Since then, she has been crowned ‘The Entrepreneurs Godmother’ by a plethora of successful entrepreneurs including Dragon’s Den and Apprentice Winners. In recognition of her outstanding contribution to enterprise, not only was she named one of the UK’s Top Ten business advisers, she was awarded an MBE in 2020. Alison’s debut book ‘Secrets of Successful Sales’, is an international best-seller and was featured in the Independent’s 2019 Top Business Books written by Women. Based on her TEDx talk, ‘The Art of Getting What You Want’, Alison is now working on book number 2 which combines her work with top entrepreneurs and psychology to teach everyday people to think with an entrepreneurial mindset, to meet their goals and improve their lives. You can connect with Alison via: LinkedIn Facebook Website More 'stuff' from us... Find out more about #swibtribe events on our website as well as the Successful Women Members Club. You can get Gill's book Celebr8 Success - How to be a successful mum without the guilt on Amazon Sign up for our free guide - The A-Z on Banishing the Impostor Syndrome Don't forget to Subscribe to the show and we would love if you would leave a review!
18 minutes | Nov 13, 2020
095: Malin Rosenkvist, The Microloan Foundation
This interview was recorded from a LinkedIn Live with Malin Rosenkvist on 3rd November 2020 In the interview, Malin, The Director of Fundraising and Communications for the Microloan Foundation talks about the impact of the current global pandemic on women, and about the EmpowerHer campaign with a goal to empower 50,000 women in Malawi, Zambia and Zimbabwe before the end of 2020. Head over to https://www.microloanfoundation.org.uk/ to find out more, including how you can help make a difference to the women in Africa.
21 minutes | Jan 19, 2020
094: Rebecca Newenham, Founder Get Ahead VA
Rebecca Newenham founded Get Ahead VA in 2010 after recognising a gap in the market for virtual assistance services that offered the flexibility, value and performance that small businesses and start-ups need in the 21st century, digital economy. Get Ahead VA delivers nationwide virtual assistance services for small-to-medium sized businesses and entrepreneurs. With clients ranging from will writers to window cleaners, financial consultants to fashion designers, all of their clients are motivated and driven business owners, with clear plans for business growth. Located right across the UK, they all recognise the value of outsourcing, passing onto others tasks that either they lack skills in, or tasks that drain their valuable time. Get Ahead VA enables them to get back to what they do best – growing and running their businesses. One of their clients, Moritz Schmittat, says: “Get Ahead VA is a highly skilled team of super mums (and dads) offering brilliant services in marketing, social media, office management, graphic design and basically everything small businesses need to run smoothly.” After a corporate career in buying for retail giants such as Superdrug and Sainsburys, Rebecca was looking for a flexible work solution that could fit around her lifestyle and her three daughters – now 17, 15 and 13. Having grown up with a successfully self-employed mother, Rebecca knew it was possible to be able to contribute financially to the family and to do school drop off and pick-ups too. “My mum was a great example and I grew up knowing that I wanted one day to run my own business just like she did. Having looked at various business ideas and the way the employment landscape was shaping up for the future I felt a virtual assistance business offered the best solution. I have always loved networking, which is such a big part of my role now.” Rebecca now runs a vibrant team of almost 40 virtual assistants and five regional directors, each bringing with them particular skill sets in many areas of business including PR & Marketing, Social Media, Business Development, Account Management, Design & Administration. Many of them are mothers themselves and also benefit from the flexibility that working for Get Ahead VA delivers. One of the team members says ‘I love working for Get Ahead VA. No two days are ever the same!’ The business has won a variety of awards including Flexible Business of the Year in the Mum and Working Awards and Theo Paphitis’ Small Business Sunday #SBS Award. It has also been shortlisted in awards for Talent Attraction and Networking and was selected as one of the best Home Businesses in the UK. Rebecca herself has been shortlisted for the Women in Business Woman Business Owner of the Year Award. Connect with Rebecca w: http://getaheadva.com/ Linkedin: www.linkedin.com/company/get-ahead-va Twitter address: @GetAheadVA Find out more about the Successful Women in Business Network Conference on 5th March 2020 - https://www.swibtribe.com/2020-conference-awards/
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